WriterEdmond Seward, Tim Ryan Release dateAugust 24, 1946 (1946-08-24) CastLeo Gorcey (Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney), Huntz Hall (Whitey (as Billy Benedict)), Douglass Dumbrille (Dr. Coslow), Bobby Jordan (Whitey (as Billy Benedict)), Gabriel Dell (Gabe 'Gabie' Moreno), David Gorcey (Chuck) Live Wires moviesSpook Busters and Bowery Buckaroos are part of the same movie series, Spook Busters and Mr Hex are part of the same movie series, Spook Busters and Bowery Bombshell are part of the same movie series, Spook Busters and Trouble Makers are part of the same movie series, Spook Busters and Master Minds are part of the same movie series
Spook Busters is a 1946 film starring the comedy team of The Bowery Boys. It is the fourth film in the series of forty eight.
All of the boys have just graduated from school where they learned exterminating, except for Sach who flunked out. They set up their new business in a corner of Louie's Sweet Shop and quickly get a job to remove ghosts from an old abandoned mansion. Upon arrival they discover weird events taking place, such as lights turning on when a match is lit, and a disappearing organ. Soon they discover that these events are not the actions of ghosts, but of a mad scientist who is conducting illegal experiments in the basement.
Upon encountering the scientist, Sach quickly becomes part of the experiment when the scientist wants to take part of his brain out and put it into a gorilla. A fight ensues and, after the cops arrive and apprehend the criminals, the boys find themselves at the police station telling the story of what happened. Louie then calls them and tells Slip that the mouse in his store "had puppies" and the boys quickly leave the police station to go to their next job.
The Bowery Boys
Leo Gorcey as Terrance 'Slip' Mahoney
Huntz Hall as Sach
Bobby Jordan as Bobby
William Benedict as Whitey
David Gorcey as Chuck
Gabriel Dell as Gabe
Bernard Gorcey as Louie Dumbrowski
Douglass Dumbrille as Dr. Coslow
Tanis Chandler as Mignon
Maurice Cass as Dr. Bender
Gabriel Dell makes his first appearance of the series, playing an old member of the gang who just returned from a stint in the Navy and newly married to a French woman.
The film was made under the working title Ghost Busters.
Released on VHS by Warner Brothers on September 1, 1998.
Warner Archives released the film on made-to-order DVD in the United States as part of "The Bowery Boys, Volume Two" on April 9, 2013.